We had chosen this establishment since it was more than half way to our final destination during a... See full review
Jul 7, 2008
Nice hotel - boring town
The hotel was beautiful -- rock walls and giant wooden beams -- a true 500 year old gem. The staff... See full review
Jul 27, 2010
Situated in the centre of Santillana, the Hotel Altamira offers rooms with wooden floors and rustic furniture. It boasts views of the Colegiata Church and free Wi-Fi.
The building dates from the 17th century and the rooms have stone walls. They also have telephone, satellite TV, heating and hairdryer. The Altamira Caves are about 1 km from the hotel. Santander is about 30 km away.*Restaurant closed from October to March (inclusive).
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The hotel was beautiful -- rock walls and giant wooden beams -- a true 500 year old gem. The staff was also extremely helpful. Because it was raining outside, we ate at the hotel's restaurant, and we were both very pleased with the Menu of the
But the town itself is BORING. It's worth a stp on the way from Point A to Point B, or maybe a quick sleepover, but even if you visit Altamira, there'a just not a whole lot to see or do. We were totally underwhelmed by this "quain litle village."
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Review of Altamira
Jul 7, 2008
We had chosen this establishment since it was more than half way to our final destination during a two day drive. We had no idea that the town was a tourist attraction. We enjoyed standing on the balcony and watching the people pass by in the
street below. The street did not allow motor vehicles. It was a quaint town kept in good condition. The town had it's share of tourist junk shops, which could be very easily ignored. There was a good cross section of restaurants. At night, by shutting the doors it was very quiet. There was a nice sitting room with a large screen tv. Overall, it was a very good bargain. However, plan on arriving early or leaving late the next day to explore the town.